Slab Leaks Leave Behind Major Water Damage to Orange County Homes
At SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea, we see firsthand all the many ways a home can be affected by water damage. One of the most popular sources of water damage we see is water damage caused by a slab leak. A slab leak occurs when the water lines beneath your home’s concrete slab start to leak. When this happens, the leak can end up damaging multiple areas throughout your home.
But fortunately, companies like SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea exist to help remove the water damage from your home. Our staff has the experience and knowledge required to remove water damage properly and efficiently. To learn more about our services, contact SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea today!
In the past few weeks, we have received quite a few phone calls from homeowners finding signs of water damage caused by slab leaks. Here are just a few of their experiences:
Slab Leak Affects Multiple Rooms in a Santa Ana Home
Our call center recently received a call from a homeowner in Santa Ana who had detected water damage in her home. Not sure how the damage originated, she decided to call her plumber for assistance. Her plumber stopped by and let her know that the water damage was coming from a slab leak. He repaired the leak and recommended that she call SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea for help with the water damage removal process. She gave us a call immediately.
After talking to the homeowner on the phone, we sent one of our Project Managers out to inspect the damage. His inspection showed water damage in the kitchen, hallway and bathroom. He knew that this was the perfect job for SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea, so he decided to call out the rest of our team to get started on the cleanup process.
With our team of technicians present, we started by removing some of the laminate flooring in each room. Because of the severity of the slab leak, the laminate started to come up, which gave us no other option than to remove the affected areas. We then removed some of the affected drywall. To make sure that every ounce of water damage was completely removed from the home, we completed the project by setting up our heavy duty drying equipment in all the affected areas.
In the end, the homeowner appreciated our ability to remove all signs of water damage from her home. She let us know that if water damage affected her home in the future, she knew exactly who to call: SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea.
Slab Leak Causes Severe Water Damage to a Home’s Wood Flooring
Another homeowner in Orange County reached out to us through our call center after he discovered some water damage affecting his wood flooring. Having never dealt with water damage before, he decided to go on Yelp and searched for the best water damage remediation companies in Orange County. After reading several positive reviews, he knew that there was only one company he could go with: SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea.
When we talked to the homeowner on the phone, he let us know that the damage seemed to be coming from a slab leak. We decided to send our Project Manager, Chris Trejo, out to the home immediately to perform an initial inspection. After taking a look around the home, it appeared that the wood flooring as well as some drywall had been affected by water damage in the bathroom, hallway and underneath the staircase. He knew that the damage had the possibility of spreading to other areas of the home, so Chris called our Crew Chief, Jose Melgar, and asked him to start working on a remediation plan.
With a plan in place, the rest of our team made their way out to the home to begin the cleanup process. We ended up removing the affected drywall, but fortunately, we were able to save the wood flooring. By strategically placing drying equipment in the affected areas and drying out the saturated framing studs, there was minimal removal required.
The homeowner was very impress with our results. He appreciated our hard work and excellent customer service. We were happy to help!
Don’t let a slab leak ruin your home – contact SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea today! Our team will help remove any and all signs of water damage from your home. Give us a call today and we’ll have your space back to normal in no time at all.